May 2, 2014
Oklahoma's Constitutional Crisis
Much of the debate around the recently botched execution in Oklahoma has centered around the death penalty, but there is more to the story. After the Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered a stay of execution in order to determinine whether the lethal drug “cocktail” constituted cruel and unusual punishment, political pressure to impeach the justices from the legislature, as well as Gov. Mary Fallin's own pressure, convinced the court to allow the execution to go forward. Caroline Fredrickson, ACS President, joined other legal experts to discuss the growing threat to fair and impartial courts in Oklahoma and across the nation.
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